Ethics for Breakfast

Ethics for Breakfast is a CLE seminar series offered both onsite and online to help attorneys meet their annual ethics CLE requirements in one convenient lunchtime session. Also open to the general public and other professionals, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2 hours of Ethics CLE credit, unless otherwise noted. Please join our email list for updates.

Pre-Trial Publicity, Ethics and the "13th Juror" Phenomenon


Friday, DECEMBER 6
8:30 - 11 a.m. Africa Room, Duquesne University
and ONLINE via LIVE videostream

There is a little-known judicial power in civil and criminal courts at both the state and federal levels whereby a trial judge, when confronted with a jury verdict that contradicts the weight of the evidence presented, is authorized to set aside that verdict and order a new trial. Sometimes called the "thirteenth juror" rule, this power has been attributed more recently to the media, which can and does influence, in a pre-trial context, the information upon which potential jurors will rely, minus the benefit of a judge's instructions.

Please join former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Bobbi Jo Wagner, an associate with Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, and criminal defense attorney Charles LoPresti for a two-hour Ethics CLE seminar exploring this phenomenon as it relates to the Rules of Professional Conduct.

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2 HOURS of ETHICS CLE credit.

PLEASE NOTE that this program is also open to the General Public, both onsite and online.



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